Bloodhound vehicle attempts to beat land speed record

Bloodhound car which will hit 1,000mph to be tested today

The auto just said, "I can do all of this".' The team will go for the record in 2019 in South Africa. Driven by Royal Air Force Wing commander Andy Green, Bloodhound SSC made two trips down Newquay's 1.7-mile (2.7-km) runway.

A supersonic auto that has been created to reach a world land speed record of 1,000 miles per hour (mph) has undergone its first public test run in England.

Bloodhound SSC is created to reach 1,000mph in a bid to set a record that can not be beaten by existing technology.

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The Bloodhound Super Sonic Car conducted its first public test run today, rocketing 210 miles per hour (340 km/h) down the runway at Newquay Airport in southwest England.

Green set the record at 1227,98 km/h 20 years ago.

Wing Commander Andy Green checks the vehicle before his run. The thousands of spectators were treated to the ear-splitting sound of the vehicle, as well as the bright orange flame from the Eurofighter EJ200 jet engine.

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Project leaders say the tests are a huge step towards realising the car's 1,000mph goal since its inception in 2008.

The auto put in a series of "slow speed" runway tests Thursday which took the vehicle to a relatively sluggish 200 miles per hour.

Project director Richard Noble said, however, that the 10-year project isn't just about breaking the record. "It's also notable for being the longest period that we've run the auto for, at around 21.5 minutes - and remember it's created to run for just two minutes at a time in the desert". "And then to slow down, I need to apply gentle pressure to the brakes for 2 seconds to "warm up" the carbon fibre disk brakes before applying full force on the brakes to stop the vehicle".

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